Australia Condemns Murder Attack in Israel
The Australian Government has condemned the attack on an Israeli family in the settlement of Itamar last week.
The Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd said he was deeply shocked at reports of the brutal slaying of the family, including three young children, as they slept in their home on the night of 11 March.
“This is a despicable act of terrorism. There can be no justification for the brutal murder of three innocent children and their parents,” said Mr Rudd.
“I call for every effort to be made to bring the perpetrators to justice, and for the Palestinian Authority to do everything it can with the Government of Israel to achieve this,” said Mr Rudd.
The Australian Government said it expresses its deepest condolences to surviving family members and friends.
The Al Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigade has claimed responsibility for the attack.